Juba, July 23, 2016 (GSN) - A faction of South Sudan's opposition has temporarily replaced its leader Riek Machar, who is also the country's first vice president, with mining minister Taban Deng Gai. Machar fled the capital, Juba, last week after a new outbreak of violence threatened to send the young country back to all-out civil war.
Washington, DC, July 20, 2016 (GSN) - President Obama is deploying up to 150 additional troops to South Sudan to secure the U.S. Embassy and personnel in the capital of Juba as violence erupts amid the collapse of a year-old cease-fire.
Dadaab, Kenya, July 16, 2016 (GSN) - Somali schoolgirls risk losing out on education and becoming child brides if they are forced to leave the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya and move to their war-torn country where there are not enough schools, Malala Yousafzai said on Tuesday.
Juba, July 14, 2016 (GSN) - More fighting could break out in South Sudan despite a two-day ceasefire that followed a major flare-up of violence in the capital, Juba, in which almost 300 people were killed, the UN peacekeeping chief has warned.
Nairobi, July 13, 2016 (GSN) - A “false” Facebook post on South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar account caused the death of 272 people following renewed fighting among rival forces. The country’s embassy in Nairobi claimed James Gatdet, an official in the joint administration allegedly told Marcher's army – through an update on the account – that he had been detained by President Salva Kiir forces at the palace.
July 08, 2016 (GSN) - The looming insecurities in South Sudan, many fears, might plunge the country to full scale civil war. Although many praised the regional body, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), for facilitating the cease fire that pave the way in safeguarding the people from scorches of the devastating intrastate conflicts in South Sudan, lack of concerted and consistent pressure on the warring parties is about to puncture the loosely maintained peace